Friday, July 31, 2015

The Orphan Works Act Could Change The Life of Every Artist, Writer and Photographer.

The Orphan Works Act Could Change The Life of Every Artist, Writer and Photographer.

So, you think the proposed Orphan Works Act doesn't affect you?  If you are creative and you have work out there, you are susceptible.  

Time is running out!

Take some time to learn about the ORPHAN WORKS ACT with these links:
Writers, Artists, Photographers!  

Spread the word.  Educate your friends.  Share these images with your colleagues. 
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Respect Copyrights by Judith Gorgone
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Respect Copyrights by Judith Gorgone
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Respect Copyrights by Judith Gorgone
Please Share This!

UPDATE! 8/8/15

They (USPTO and Congress) got so many letters from Artists and Photographers that they are going to post them and allow comments until OCT 1! Make sure you support it by commenting or writing!!!! ---->

According to Joan Beiriger "there are two separate issues that the copyright office has extended the deadlines. One is commenting on the letters that artists submitted and the second is writing letters (comments) to the copyright office about their proposed 5 year pilot program in looking for the best way to handle orphan images. Both deadlines are in October."

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27 comments :

  1. My sister is an artist, so I wonder if she knows about this. I assume she does, but I will send it her way just in case.

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  2. I have several friends who are artists. I'm going to make sure I send this to them.

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  3. Hmm, my brother is an artist...and an amazing one at that! I'm going to forward him this info!

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  4. I know a lot of great artists, I will make sure to forward this information! Nothing worse than getting your work stolen!

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  5. I'll have to share this info with a few artists I know. I think it's so important to protect creative works and we need to do more to ensure that artists are protected so they can continue to create.

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  6. Its great that something is being done to protect artist works. So many artists work gets used without permission.

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  7. Its very important to protect art works. I read a shocking article last month. A famous artist stole images from Instagram and resell them for a lot of money

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  9. This is the first that I have heard of this act. I will definitely take a stand against it. I feel that art should be protected at all costs.

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  10. I'll definitely have to look into this and see what it's all about. This is completely new to me, but it sounds very important.

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  11. thanks for all the great links to some new sites I have yet to read about. This sounds like such a worthy cause that likely needs some attention

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  12. Thank you for letting us know about this. There are a lot of budding artists out there that should be informed. I will read through these links and share them on social media.

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  13. I've never heard of this until now. Thanks for the info. I will check those links out. I would love to learn more about this.

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  14. This is awesome information about the Orphan Work Act. I will have to check these links out for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Good info. I will pass this on to all the artist that I know. Property is property.

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I had never heard of this before so thanks for sharing.

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  17. I have not heard of this before. I will have to share this with my Sister. She is an artist and would find this interesting.

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  18. I know a few friends who will be interested in this. I will pass this on to them.

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  19. Oooo this is a first for me hearing about this!!! I have a few artist friends that would probably love to be filled in on all of this!

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  20. I will pass this info to a good friend who is an artist. This is a great info and resource.

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  21. I never understood how creative license was important until I became a blogger. it's so important and I hope the word gets out.

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  22. UPDATE! They (USPTO and Congress) got so many letters from Artists and Photographers that they are going to post them and allow comments until OCT 1! Make sure you support it by commenting or writing!!!! ---->
    According to Joan Beiriger "there are two separate issues that the copyright office has extended the deadlines. One is commenting on the letters that artists submitted and the second is writing letters (comments) to the copyright office about their proposed 5 year pilot program in looking for the best way to handle orphan images. Both deadlines are in October."

    FROM © OFFICE -->http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/

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  23. I don't really know any artists. If I did, I would certainly pass this info on. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. This is actually my first time hearing about this, but I'm now concerned as an aspiring photographer. I will definitely look more into this. Thanks for spreading the word!

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  25. This is the first I've heard of this. Thanks so much for spreading the word and wanting to keep our art safe.

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  26. This is a great thing. I will share this with my artist friends.

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  27. this is something to be shared - will share this to my friends. good awareness.

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